ORGAN ACCESSORIES AND DETAILS
- Suspended mechanical key action
- Electric stop action with pistons and 100 levels of memory
- Bone naturals and grenadil sharps on manual keys
- AGO pedal keyboard
- Solid white oak wood cabinet, fumed, and solid wood pipe shades.
- Mechanically-operated swell expression shutters.
- Cut-to-length open metal pipes with cone tuning.
- Soldered-on caps for stopped and half-stopped metal pipes.
- Well-tempered - temperament (tuning scheme): Neidhard 1724
pipe organ - technical information
From the organ builder:
A more ideal situation for an organ builder could hardly be found and so much of this hubs around the people of St. Matthias! The excitement, anticipation, and gratifying support of the rector, and organists, the organ committee, and the people of St. Matthias have been very satisfying and stimulating for the organ builders. The well-designed space for the organ is ideal. The expected uses of the new organ for the next 100 years or more are anticipated to be superlative.
Our sincere thankfulness is extended to Father Wallace, organists Marcia and Bob Holt, Gordon Hermanson, Bill and Barb Kane, the organ committee, the truck unloaders, and all the wonderful people who provided the nourishing meals for the organ crew. The daily encouragement, and often expressed awe, from those watching the organ installation and voicing has been, simply put, very inspiring.
The architectural design of the church is reflected in the organ cabinet design. The arts and crafts movement is depicted by the fumed solid wood rift and quarter-sawn white oak case, by the post and beam construction, and by the Frank Lloyd Wright pipe shade design. The minimal use of fabrics and cushioning in the nave allows the organ to speak in a natural and well-intoned voice.
St. Matthias parish is an island (Minocqua Island!) in a storm in terms of the worship life and uses of the organ in worship. There is no attempt to introduce music that has little relevance to Christian worship; the people and worship patterns of the ages speak to those at St. Matthias. There is no attempt to use music for worship which is of questionable quality or especially of the type which does not relate to those who worship at this place; St. Matthias parish believes that the very best humans can give in worship is what praising God is all about, and they use the music which they know is best for them in their attempt to praise God. The use of the superlative in both contemporary and historic worship and music choices dominates the life of the people of St. Matthias. What a wonderful place to be on a Sunday morning! For the builder to understand that the organ will be used so very well for such a very long time unveils the zenith of his desires.
The organ crew, appreciative to all at St. Matthias, includes John Thoennes, Dean Hauge, Dennis Hovde, Greg LaSchum, David Hovde, David Rollin, and Dan Jaeckel.
Thank you, St. Matthias,
Jaeckel Organ Company, Duluth MN
19 stops, 20 ranks, 1028 pipes
Great, manual I, 58 keys
1. Open Diapason 8’ 58 pipes
2. Rohr Flute 8’ 58 pipes
3. Octave 4’ 58 pipes
4. Traverse Flute 4’ 46 pipes + 12 from #3
5. Super Octave 2’ 58 pipes from #6
6. II-III Mixture 2’ 144 pipes
7. Trumpet 8’ 58 pipes
Swell, manual II, 58 keys, expressive
8. Stop’t Diapason 8’ 58 pipes
9. Dulciana 8’ 46 pipes + 12 from #8
10. Unda Maris (c13-g56) 8’ 46 pipes
11. Gemshorn 4’ 58 pipes
12. II-III Sesquialtera 2-2/3’ 162 pipes
13. Oboe 8’ 58 pipes
Pedal, 30 keys
14. Sub-bass 16’ 30 pipes
15. Open Diapason 8’ 18 pipes + 12 from #1
16. Gedackt 8’ 12 pipes + 18 from #14
17. Choral Bass 4’ 30 pipes
18. Trombone 16’ 30 pipes
19. Trumpet 8’ 30 pipes from #7
I to Pedal
II to Pedal